The Spurs have been playing great as of late, going in 7-3 in their last ten games. Guard Dejounte Murray is beginning to play the best ball of his career along side former All-Star Demar DeRozan who is having a bounce back season. Tuesday morning, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Spurs had four positive COVID tests and that at least their next three games would be postponed.
The Spurs played the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday and as a result, the Hornets next two games will be postponed to conduct contact tracing and ensure it didn't spread to their team, who ironically is also trending in the right direction before news dropped. The Hornets were 6-4 in their last ten games and Gordon Hayward has been looking like his former self that was an All-Star before his horrific injury a few years ago. Charlotte has built a 1.5 game lead in the Southeast Division and any momentum they were building comes to a screeching stop. As long as all tests come back negative, the Hornets will return to action on Saturday when the Golden State Warriors come to town.
While there are still plenty of tests to run, everyone's fingers are crossed that it didn't spread any further. The Spurs had moved up to sixth in the West and the Hornets are seventh in the East so both playoff races could be impacted if this turns in to a full blown outbreak. The amount of postponed games is beginning to add up and the NBA will need to get creative in order to make those games up as well as ensure that every team finishes out their 72 game regular season.